Our Team


Alex Martinez

Chief Executive Officer

Alex began his career in the litigation support space in 1991, specifically providing attorney, investigation and courier services to the Los Angeles legal community. In 2005, Alex become the CEO of First Legal Depositions. Under Alex’s leadership, First Legal Depositions has grown from a local company, to what it is today – one of the nation’s largest Depositions Services Companies. His focus on clients as family has led to not only a unique, positive corporate culture but also to a company with strong customer service and industry relationships. Alex constantly has an eye on the latest, cutting-edge deposition technologies and innovations. He believes that First Legal Depositions has a responsibility to consistently innovate and improve the security, technology, and organizational structure of the company. Alex holds a BA in Psychology from the University of California. He is a board member of the St. James Inn and enjoys golf and traveling.

Israel Denlow

Chief Finance Officer

Israel Denlow is affectionately known as “Izzy” to everyone around the office. Izzy joined First Legal Depositions as Chief Financial Officer in 2006. He oversees the accounting, financial planning and analysis at First Legal Depositions. In addition, he manages the IT Department. His attention to detail and consistent ability to stay ahead of the industry’s financial and technological trends ensures that First Legal Depositions remains a market leader. Thus far in his tenure, Izzy has successfully fostered a company-wide period of continuous growth and optimization, specifically in the area of real-time court reporting. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Ceramic Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla, an MBA from the University of Chicago, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He lives in Chesterfield, Missouri with his wife of 45 years and enjoys biking, golf, and spending time with his 2 grandkids.

Don Hoefnagel

Executive Vice President

Don has been with First Legal Depositions for 20 years and now serves as the Executive Vice President of Business Development. His high level of client-vendor interface ensures that First Legal Depositions is up to date and responsive to all client needs. He credits his dedication to the company to the fantastic client relationships First Legal Depositions seeks to foster. On a day to day basis, Don works to ensure that we evaluate and integrate new strategic partnerships and state-of-the-art technology. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business from Biola University and is a member of the Association of Legal Administrators and Provisors LA3. He enjoys reading and playing tennis and lives in Lakewood, California with his wife, Maggie, and their Bichon Frise, Buddy, and two cats.

Gia Magliulo

Executive VP of Sales

Gia’s career spans over 25 years in the litigation support industry. Throughout her career, Gia has worked to build a high-performing sales team that is fully equipped to meet and surpass client expectations. As the Executive Vice President of Sales, she enjoys motivating her co-workers and clients to be the best they can be. Gia consistently works to grow the First Legal Depositions family, outlining the benefits of our depositions services and inspiring those around her with her strategic insight. She has been with First Legal Depositions for more than three years and holds a degree in International Business Management from the United States International University. She lives in Encinitas, California where she enjoys hiking with her Frenchie named Frankie and showing off her Tae Kwon Do skills.


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